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Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

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  1. MikeHoncho

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    Was looking for the thread about net neutrality to post this.

    Anybody here read this book yet? About the subsidized telecom cartel here in the States.

    Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age




    Bonus: 2009 estimated figures for broadband access.
    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TD]Where?[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Monthly
    cost[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Uplink
    (Mbps)[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Downlink
    (Mbps)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Stockholm[/TD]
    [TD]$11[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Seoul[/TD]
    [TD]$24[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Hong Kong[/TD]
    [TD]$35[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Tokyo[/TD]
    [TD]$61[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Amsterdam[/TD]
    [TD]$127[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [TD]100[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Lafayette, LA, Municipal[/TD]
    [TD]$58[/TD]
    [TD]50[/TD]
    [TD]50[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Lafayette, LA, Cox Cable[/TD]
    [TD]$140[/TD]
    [TD]5[/TD]
    [TD]50
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]US, where available, Verizon[/TD]
    [TD]$145[/TD]
    [TD]20[/TD]
    [TD]50
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
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